Business & Professional Development

CBIZ partners with regional business and industry leaders to develop a vital economic future.

Business Bookkeeping Certificate is designed for those who want to become a bookkeeper or for small business owners who would like to understand bookkeeping better.  Increase your skills in payroll, QuickBooks®, Excel and tax knowledge to enable you to perform bookkeeping accurately and efficiently.

Social Media Certificate will take you through a series of classes that will not only take your business to the next level, but will help you build skills to navigate social media to gain a competitive edge.  You will understand the functions of different platforms and how to use them together.

Check out our Business and Professional Development Classes below. Call (319) 208-5375 to register.

 
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Business Management

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Course Date
Taming the Email Beast Using MS Outlook and Gmail 2/13/2020
Business Succession Planning 1/30/2020
Your Data is Showing 2/27/2020
QuickBooks Q&A - You bring the questions! 1/27/2020
What does a Financial Statement Tell about Your Business? 2/24/2020
Record Keeping, What, Why and How 3/30/2020
A to Z Grant Writing  Online
Accounting Fundamentals  Online
Fundamentals of Technical Writing  Online
Smart Start - Starting a New Business 1/27/2020
Smart Start - Starting a New Business 2/20/2020
Smart Start - Starting a New Business 3/26/2020
QuickBooks Online® - Software Comprehensive 1/23/2020

Human Resources

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Course Date
SHRM Certification Prep 1/16/2020

Social Media

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Course Date
Basics of Social Media for Business 2/20/2020
Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners  Online
Creating WordPress Websites  Online
Email Marketing in a Candy Crush World 4/28/2020
Facebook Advertising: Big Ideas for Small Business 3/31/2020
Instagram for Business 5/21/2020
Introduction to Google Analytics 10/11/2019
Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring 10/11/2019
Understanding the Cloud  

Athletic Coaching

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Course Date
Coaching Authorization Certificate 1/27/2020
Coaching Ethics Online
Theory of Coaching Online

Cosmetology Re-Licensure

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Course Date
Cosmetology 2/9/2020
Cosmetology - Style, smile and Inspire! 2/9/2020
Cosmetology - Iowa Law and Sanitation (2 Hours) 2/9/2020

Leadership

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Course Date
Fostering Diversity in the Workplace 1/23/2020
Effective Performance Appraisals 2/11/2020
Introduction to Project Management 3/13/2020
Leading High Performance Teams 4/14/2020
Management Basics 5/19/2020
Behavioral Interviewing 6/9/2020
Buddy to Boss 3/4/2020
Supervision Survival Skills 2/5/2020
Supervision Certificate 2/5/2020
Supervision Training Online  
On-the-Job Training Techniques 5/5/2020

Business Management

Taming the Email Beast Using MS Outlook and Gmail
Every day, managers and professionals are getting buried under a continuous stream of both useful and useless email. If you would like to get control of your email "beast," you should attend this program. Learn a proven system for taming your email account, with strategies for keeping your inbox efficient and under control by building and administering a personal "email infrastructure." Learn key technical tips for better managing your email using market-leading software like MS Outlook and Gmail.

#71994 1.5 Hours, 1 Session $79.00
Web   Randy Dean
  Thursday, Feb 13 9 - 10:30 AM

 

 

 

New Business Succession Planning
It isn't surprising that many business owners focus their energies on business survival and future growth, and give little thought or planning for a business exit, or succession planning. Retirement isn't the only force pushing proprietors out of ownership. Unexpected life events can happen at any age, at any time. This workshop will address selling, closing, or handing the business to successors, as well as establishing an exit plan that includes transfer of ownership of the business and paying taxes. Materials and worksheets provided. Class sponsored by America's SBDC Iowa.

#72098 2 Hours, 1 Session $29.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Janine Clover
  Thursday, Jan 30 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 

New Your Data is Showing
You've been watched! And tracked, analyzed, and sold. Your privacy is a product! Surfing habits, social media feeds, private conversations, and personal identity have become the primary inventory driving tech-company profits. This workshop will walk through 12 simple tools to help regain your privacy and drastically limit the information that is collected and shared about you and your family. Book included.

#72094 2 Hours, 1 Session $29.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Janine Clover
  Thursday, Feb 27 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 

New QuickBooks Q&A - You bring the questions!
This is part of the Financial Breakast and Learn Series through SBDC. No fee.

#72095 1 Hour, 1 Session $0.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Janine Clover
  Monday, Jan 27 8 - 9 AM

 

 

 

New What does a Financial Statement Tell about Your Business?
This is part of the Financial Breakast and Learn Series through SBDC. No fee.

#72096 1 Hour, 1 Session $0.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Janine Clover
  Monday, Feb 24 8 - 9 AM

 

 

 

New Record Keeping, What, Why and How
This is part of the Financial Breakast and Learn Series through SBDC. No fee.

#72097 1 Hour, 1 Session $0.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Janine Clover
  Monday, Mar 30 8 - 9 AM

 

 

 

A to Z Grant Writing
You'll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You'll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package. To register https://www.ed2go.com/secc/

#9999 24 Hours, Sessions $95.00
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Accounting Fundamentals
Accounting Fundamentals covers all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement to closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or personal use, this course will give you a solid foundation in financial matters. To register https://www.ed2go.com/secc/online-courses/accounting-fundamentals?tab=detail

#9999 24 Hours, Sessions $95.00
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Fundamentals of Technical Writing
Learn how to translate complex information into easily understood language and how to become a wizard at marrying the art of publishing with the science of technology. Learn the secrets of successful technical writers including technical writing conventions, interviewing skills, desktop publishing and formatting techniques, key tips for developing graphics and templates, documentation management, and how to publish documents both on paper and electronically. To register https://www.ed2go.com/secc/

#9999 24 Hours, Sessions $79.00
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Smart Start - Starting a New Business
This workshop will help you analyze your business idea and cover what you need to know to launch your business. You will learn how important a business plan is and ways to create it, how to conduct market research and estimate costs, prepare for a bank loan, legally organize your business and other license/permit requirements, record keeping and taxes, marketing ideas, and what financing options are available. Receive a business plan template and step-by-step guide to opening your business! Class sponsored by America's SBDC Iowa.

#72050 2 Hours, 1 Session $19.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Janine Clover
  Monday, Jan 27 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

#72051 2 Hours, 1 Session $19.00
  SCC Keokuk,IT 114 Janine Clover
  Thursday, Feb 20 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

#72052 2 Hours, 1 Session $19.00
  SCC Mt. Pleasant,201 Janine Clover
  Thursday, Mar 26 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

QuickBooks Online® - Software Comprehensive
If you subscribe to QuickBooks Online®, this hands-on training seminar is for you! Learn how to set up a company, customer and vendor files, and chart of accounts. Learn how to manage money coming in and money going out including sales, invoicing, paying bills, and tracking expenses. You’ll learn how to reconcile accounts, use inventory and payroll, and use reports to understand your business, including profitability and sales trends. Bring your questions. Book, materials and light lunch included. Basic computer knowledge is required.

#69743 7 Hours, 1 Session $259.00
  SCC CBIZ,110 Janine Clover
  Thursday, Jan 23 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

 

 

 

Human Resources

SHRM Certification Prep
This certification preparation course is designed for individuals preparing for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) exam. The tuition includes the cost of instruction and the SHRM learning system (online and printed material) a $1075 value. This 12-week webinar is provided through a partnership with North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC).

#72060 24 Hours, 12 Sessions $1,270.00
Web   Staff
  Thursday, Jan 16 - Apr 9 6:30 - 9 PM

 

 

 

Social Media

Basics of Social Media for Business
Learn to use Social Media for FREE marketing. Understand the different platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, eBay, YouTube, and many more. Understand the top five things that make social media different than traditional marketing. Work through the top five difficult questions when using social media marketing. This course is approved for the Social Media Certificate.

#72181 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $89.00
  SCC WB,109 Samantha Helmick
  Thursdays, Feb 20 & 27 6 - 9 PM

 

 

 

Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners
Discover how to create and develop blogs and podcasts through free web tools. You will be introduced to free blogging software, tips on recording, and editing audio and visual podcasts and publish online.

#9999 0 Hours, Sessions $99.00
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Creating WordPress Websites
Learn how to create attractive, sophisticated blogs and websites—without any coding! WordPress is the world's most popular website publisher, powering more than 25% of all sites on the Internet. Find out how to use WordPress to create pages and posts, add images and videos, change a site's look and feel, and include user-friendly features. To register https://www.ed2go.com/secc/online-courses/

#9999 24 Hours, Sessions $95.00
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Email Marketing in a Candy Crush World
Wish there was a way to magically deliver a message straight to the hands of your customers? There is: email! Learn how to start your own email marketing program. Learn how to use automated tools, get ideas for content, understand when to schedule emails, see how to grow your mailing list, drive customers to your website, measure your efforts, and more. This course is approved for the Social Media Certificate.

#72184 4 Hours, 2 Sessions $59.00
  SCC CBIZ,109 Jeff Ebbing
  Tuesday, Apr 28 & May 5 5 - 7 PM

 

 

 

Facebook Advertising: Big Ideas for Small Business
Still think Facebook is a fad? Advertisers of all shapes and sizes are finding ways to leverage the social media giant’s 1.7 billion users. You know you don’t need to reach everyone on Facebook, but engaging even a teeny-tiny fraction of users who live in your corner of the world could do a lot for your business. Learn how to use Facebook’s advertising tools to reach, engage, and motivate your customers. Also learn tips on what to say, how to say it, and when. This course is approved for the Social Media Certificate.

#72183 4 Hours, 2 Sessions $59.00
  SCC WB,109 Jeff Ebbing
  Tuesday, Mar 31 & Apr 7 5 - 7 PM

 

 

 

New Instagram for Business
Learn how to create a professional Instagram profile for your business designed to effectively appeal to your target community of customers. Apply powerful Instagram promotional marketing strategies to gain followers, invite comments and likes for your business account, and encourage customers to access your products and services. This class is available via live video connection from your own computer. Please call for details.

#72185 2 Hours, 2 Sessions $39.00
  SCC WB,109 Samantha Helmick
  Thursday, May 21 & 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 

Introduction to Google Analytics
You will learn to use Google Analytics to make the most of your online traffic. You will see noy only how you can track your online content, but also how to determine which content is the most appealing, where your visitors come from, what devices they use, how long they stay, which links they click, and where they go when they leave.

#9999 24 Hours, Sessions $115.00
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Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring
Learn how to use the same marketing tricks the big companies employ without making a big dent in your wallet. You'll master cost-effective strategies including strategic partnerships, local marketing, search engine optimization, social networking, email marketing, lead generation, and niche marketing. Whether you're new to advertising or looking for a refresher, this course will give you the basics and by the time you're done, you'll have a personalized plan of action for increasing your sales.

#9999 24 Hours, Sessions $95.00
OL    
  , Oct 11 -

 

 

 

Understanding the Cloud
What is the Cloud? In this course, you will explore how the cloud works, what drives its incredible growth, and how you can use cloud services. You will start by looking at the building blocks of the cloud, where it started, and how it transitioned to where it is now. You will gain an understanding of how mobile devices and major mobile ecosystems continue to shape the cloud. Whatever your technical background, by the end of this course, you will be thoroughly cloud-savvy.

#9999 0 Hours, Sessions $115.00
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Athletic Coaching

Coaching Authorization Certificate
This course is designed to enable you to meet the state requirements for coaching, ethics, care and prevention of athletic injuries, anatomy, and growth and development. Upon completion, students qualify to make application to the IA Board of Education Examiners for Coaching Authorization. **This class also includes the NEW mandatory CPR training.** This course meets the coursework and CPR requirement for the state's coaching authorization application. Students must purchase these books: Successful Coaching, - 4th Edition and Sport First Aid - 5th Edition.

#72061 55 Hours, Sessions $529.00
OL   Abbott, Beird & Kaufman
  , Jan 27 -

 

 

 

Coaching Ethics
This course is designed to enable you to meet the state requirements for coaching ethics re-certification. This is an independent study program.

#72099 5 Hours, Sessions $90.00
OL   Ralph Kaufman
  , Jul 1 -

 

 

 

Theory of Coaching
This online self-paced class enhances your understanding of techniques and theory of coaching interscholastic athletics. This class will take about 10 hours to complete and meets all required core subject mater for the State of Iowa Coaching Authorization. Students must purchase their own Successful Coaching, 4th Edition book.

#72100 10 Hours, Sessions $100.00
OL   Ralph Kaufman
  , Jul 1 -

 

 

 

Cosmetology Re-Licensure

Cosmetology
Style, smile and inspire! This portion of the class will teach you new styling techniques, forecasted formal hairstyles, developing your purpose and will most certainly entertain you. In the afternoon, you will have fun learning new rules and laws as you participate in game shows! This 2 hour format fulfills the new Iowa Law requirement and you will discover new laws and ways t o keep up on sanitation.

#72072 6 Hours, 1 Session $109.00
  SCC WB,Little Theater Stacy Besch
  Sunday, Feb 9 8 AM - 3 PM

 

 

 

Cosmetology - Style, smile and Inspire!
Style, smile and inspire! This 4 hour technical class will teach you new styling techniques, forecasted formal hairstyles, develop your purpose, and will most certainly entertain you.

#72074 4 Hours, 1 Session $89.00
  SCC WB,Little Theater Stacy Besch
  Sunday, Feb 9 8 AM - Noon

 

 

 

Cosmetology - Iowa Law and Sanitation (2 Hours)
Law & Sanitation 2 hour segment: Have fun learning new rules and laws as you participate in game shows! This 2 hours of fun and entertainment will make your required hours go fast yet educational!

#72073 2 Hours, 1 Session $39.00
  SCC WB,Little Theater Stacy Besch
  Sunday, Feb 9 1 - 3 PM

 

 

 

Leadership

Fostering Diversity in the Workplace
Learn how people from different backgrounds and experiences contribute to the richness and the competitive edge of any organization. Explore ways to create an atmosphere of inclusion, understanding, and appreciation for individuals who will enhance creativity, collaboration, and increase overall team performance. This course is approved for the Effective Management Certificate.

#69800 6 Hours, 1 Session $459.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Celina Peerman
  Thursday, Jan 23 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

 

 

 

Effective Performance Appraisals
Learn to write measurable performance expectations and evaluate non-tangibles such as attitude and communication skills. Learn to evaluate employee's current performance and write performance objectives they can follow to meet expectations. Covers when employees do not meet expectations and disciplinary action that must be taken. Also covers progressive discipline, including written performance plans. This course is approved for the Effective Management Certificate.

#71990 6 Hours, 1 Session $459.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Don McKee
  Tuesday, Feb 11 9 AM - 4 PM

 

 

 

Introduction to Project Management
Increase your awareness of key project management behaviors. Participants will define a project, identify critical components for project management at each stage, and develop a personal action plan for applying project management skills. This course is approved for the Effective Management Certificate.

#71992 8 Hours, 1 Session $190.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Tammy Dean
  Friday, Mar 13 8 AM - 5 PM

 

 

 

Leading High Performance Teams
Transform your team into a high performing one. Learn the basics of team dynamics, the stages of team formation, and learn to utilize individual strengths to bring out the best in all team members. Learn about your own leadership style and explore its impact on team performance. This course is approved for the Effective Management Certificate.

#71985 6 Hours, 1 Session $0.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Don McKee
  Tuesday, Apr 14 9 AM - 4 PM

 

 

 

Management Basics
Get the core skills you need to ensure success as a manager or front-line supervisor. Learn about contemporary management theories and the role of a manager. Topics include team building, relationship building, communications, delegation, professionalism, and ethics. This course is approved for the Effective Management Certificate.

#71987 8 Hours, 1 Session $495.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Tom Westbrook
  Tuesday, May 19 8 AM - 5 PM

 

 

 

Behavioral Interviewing
Hiring the right person for the right job requires behavioral, objective, and fact-based criteria to be part of your hiring process. You will learn how to construct a thorough list of job requirements and how to ask questions to reveal past experiences and interpret behavior. Finally, you will learn the importance of prompt and fair follow-up in order to build a successful team. This course is approved for the Effective Management Certificate.

#71983 6 Hours, 1 Session $129.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Daniel Shull
  Tuesday, Jun 9 9 AM - 4 PM

 

 

 

Buddy to Boss
One day, they are your co-workers and buddies – the people you take coffee breaks wand socialize with – now, you’re their boss. Suddenly, you find yourself questioning what you should and shouldn’t say to your former co-workers. Your job is now about them and no longer all about you. The challenge is not only in taking on the demands of a new elevated role and the skills and knowledge required, but also making the emotional and mental transition to that of manager.

#71982 3 Hours, 1 Session $159.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Heather Woody
  Wednesday, Mar 4 9 AM - Noon

 

 

 

Supervision Survival Skills
This training program is designed for new managers and non-managers interested in or identified for promotion. Knowledge gained in this program will enable you to avoid some of the hard lessons that come from on-the-job learning. Applicable in manufacturing, service, and retail organizations, this seminar presents the fundamental leadership and communication skills and techniques required to manage employees effectively. Content of this training covers the first two modules of the Supervision Certificate.

#72049 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $197.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Terry Durbin
  Wednesdays, Feb 5 & 12 8 - 11 AM

 

 

 

Supervision Certificate
Leader, manager, supervisor, team leader – no matter what your official title, you’re expected to get the job done through others. This course provides new and experienced supervisors with the tools and skills for building personal confidence in their leadership role. You will see the relevance of the training, rapidly acquire the skills, and quickly put them to use on the job. Attend all twelve modules and earn a Certificate in Supervision. Our program is designed for anyone who manages people in manufacturing, retail or service industries.

#72042 36 Hours, 12 Sessions $1,195.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Terry Durbin
  Wednesdays, Feb 5 - Apr 29 8 - 11 AM

 

 

 

New Supervision Training Online
Customize your Supervision training at your own pace. Customize your training by taking part or all of the models with an emphasis in Health Care, Office or Industry. Essential Skills of Communication and Essential Skills of Leadership must be completed prior to taking other topics. The other sessions include: Coaching Job Skills, Improving Work Habits, Developing Performance Goals, Providing Performance Feedback, Communicating up, Delegating, Effective Discipline, Resolving Conflicts, Managing Complaints, and Supporting Change. Receive a Supervision certificate after all 12 sessions are completed. Session is priced individually. Call 319-208-5375 to register or for more information.

#9999 0 Hours, Sessions $79.00
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New On-the-Job Training Techniques
In today's "maximize resources" world, many working leaders are being called upon not only to perform their own duties, but to train others. While showing competency on the the job, most working leaders aren't equipped to be effective trainers. In this session we introduce Subject Matter Experts to adult learning theory through case studies, lecture, role play, and discussion. Participants will learn how to structure on-the-job training, encourage dialogue with trainees, recognize learning hurdles, and contribute to expected company results through their training efforts.

#72059 3 Hours, 1 Session $489.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Staff
  Tuesday, May 5 9 AM - Noon

 

 

 

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